The Purple Eagles were 7-28-4 last season, and they were picked for ninth place in Atlantic Hockey this season.
The Falcons have the youngest team in coach Frank Serratore’s tenure with the team, including 12 freshmen.
The Lakers lost a good deal of their scoring and their starting goaltender from a year ago.
The Golden Griffins have made the conference semifinals three seasons in a row but will need contributions from young players to make it four.
The Tigers became the first No. 16 overall seed to beat the No. 1 in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season, and they’re hoping that a mix of veteran defensemen and young forwards will help the Tigers defend their Atlantic Hockey playoff title.
The Colonials were dominant in winning the regular season title last season but fell short in the playoffs.
The league’s western teams have been in command in recent seasons; will that continue in 2015-16?